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What Is The Purpose Of The Cotton That Is Placed In Bottles Of Pain Relievers
To make you happy: When i asked around by this i was given several reasons. The ones that made most sense to me were: 1) prevent pill breakage when shaken 2) it makes the customer happy because there is a nice clean fluffy white cotton ball - that way you know it is a fresh bottle and not used. ...Read more
I've been working on my feet at a restaurant sometimes 8-10 hours a day every day. What can I do to relieve the pain on my big toe, heels and legs. It hurts to walk most times. I have good shoes with insoles and i've had to put cotton balls on the side of
Custom orthotics: See a foot specialist to check alignment of your foot. You may need more support than commercial available arch support. Shoes also need to be checked. A more rigid shoe is needed. It sounds like you have flat feet and are having symptoms that are consistent with this condition. Earth shoes may help offload the ball of your foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do medicine bottles have cotton & paper in there? R they supposed to be fresh to be effective?
Protection: They protect the pills from breakage. The label will have an expiration date for the medication. ...Read more
Arts and crafts: The cotton (or cotton-like material) in a bottle of pills fills up the extra space in the bottle, helping to prevent the pills from tossing around during shipping. This keeps the outer surface of the pills in good condition. A patient can use the cotton to make arts and crafts, or if worried about medicine residue on the cotton, can just toss it into the trash. ...Read more
I have an extremely terrible ear ache that makes it hard to eat, sleep or work. I have tried Tylenol, cotton balls and even a hot bottle water.
Pain in the inner corner of my left eye. Build up when i wake up in the morning and have to clean my eye with a cotton bud. Pain when i blink.
Possible sty: The pain on the corner of the eyelid exacerbated with blinking and morning increased mucous buildup sounds like a sty. I recommend starting moderately hot wet compresses 2-4 times daily for 10' followed by gentle massage. B careful not to burn yourself. This should help drain the backed up oil gland and relieve the pain. If not better, see an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels pain under left rib especially after eating sometimes and before excreting. Excretion looks like cotton, not solid like before.
Cotton feeling, occ. Very slight pain n ringing, n a vibrating feeling when esp internal sound passes through ear since loud yell 14 hrs ago. How bad?
Trauma: Your inner ears might have been hurt by the loud noise. This condition is often transient but if it persists for more than a few days, you should consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I tried cleaning my ear with cotton and I am currently experiencing pain in ear though there is no discharge from the ear. What could possibly cause?
I cleaned my ear with a q-tip and the cotton didn't come out, is this dangerous? Once in a while i feel a little pain in my ear, nothing i can't handle though. Should i be worried?
In : In and of itself this isn't dangerous but a retained cotton wad is still a foreign body , can elicit an inflammatory response, interfere with the self-cleaning efficiency of the ear canal, and expectedly is probably contributing to some degree of hearing loss. It should be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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